Tag Archives: makeup

10 Ways To Step Up Your Makeup Game

Last week, I got asked a question about what I consider essential makeup. Although I gave a very brief list (concealer, powder, mascara, brow powder), I’ve expanded it below to include what I consider my makeup essentials. (1) Face Primer: Before you put anything on your face, you want to make sure you have a good base, and that your makeup lasts a while. For oily skin, I’d recommend the Rimmel Stay Matte primer or my favorite primer ever, the Kiko Mat Base primer. The Rimmel…

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Rapid Makeup Tips With Mige

(1) Skip the light concealer under the brow, you don’t want to have floating eyebrows. Instead, use a concealer/foundation that matches your skin tone to clean up your brows, then you can use a peach/cream eyeshadow to highlight your brow bone. (2) Barbie pink lipstick only looks good on Barbie… Unless you have a dark brown liner, then it’s fair game. (3) Don’t use black for your eyebrows even if you have black hair. Just trust me on this one. (4) If you’re chocolate, please please…

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Palladio Matte Blush: Toasted Apricot Review

On recent trip to Ulta, I stumbled upon the Palladio aisle and I picked out a few of their products. The first product that stood out to me was this apricot blush. For $7 (with the ever famous Ulta spend $10, get $3.50 off coupon), I figured I had nothing to loose. The blush is pigmented but a bit powdery. The moment your brush touches the powder, there’s always a cloud of powder that forms. For a drugstore product, I don’t mind it, but beware.…

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Colourpop Neutral Liquid Lipsticks: Swatches & Review

The first Colourpop liquid lipsticks I got were Limbo and Kapow. I loved one and I absolutely hated the other. After they released their Ultra Satin Lipsticks, I had to try out Too Lips. Now, I have five: three liquid lipsticks and two satin lipsticks. Here we go! From right to left: Mess Around (satin lipstick) Kapow (matte liquid lipstick) Limbo (matte liquid lipstick) Too Lips (satin lipstick) Tulle (matte liquid lipstick) Starting off with my natural lips (lol I even skipped the vaseline so you could…

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Wet N Wild Fergie Gel Eyeliner Review

Move over liquid eyeliners, your days of streaky and unpigmented eyelining are over. Hello there gel eyeliner, where have you been all my life?! Gel eyeliners have been around for quite a while, but I had been previously betrayed by a popular brand that ended up smudging all over the place. But fear not, I returned to Target and got my hands on these two Wet N Wild gel eyeliners. For starters, I’ve had them for about three years now, and they haven’t hardened or lost…

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Tame Those Brow Hairs: NYX Brow Mascara Review

Problem: I have sparse eyebrow hair but I don’t want to use a brow pencil and have Nike logo eyebrows. Solution: NYX Tinted Brow Mascara. Problem: So I know how to fill in my brows, but they never stay in place! I am on fleek in the morning, but by the afternoon, guurrll, it’s rough. Solution: NYX Brow Mascara. As a self-proclaimed brow-obsessionado, I have to say I really don’t like using clear mascara to set my eyebrow hairs. And then the brow gods sent…

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Get Your Glow On: Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Sun Power Review

As the SoCal heavens part and give way to the glaring sun, it’s time for me to bring out my inner glow! Since blushes have been quite a miss for me because they are either too light, or too pink, or too orange, I’ve taken a likeness to using bronzers as a blush. #improvisationFTW For deeper skin tones, this Mac powder can serve you well. It gives a light hint of color that’s not too orange. It ends up giving a glow to the skin…

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Ultimate Nude Makeup ft Colourpop Kapow

This tutorial is for those days when you feel like looking like a million glowing dollar bills without the expensive price tag of some makeup brands. The main star of the video is the Colourpop Liquid Lipstick in Kapow. I’ve been seeing quite a buzz about the grey lipstick on social media, so I thought I’d give it a try. Kapow is a very light brownish-taupe-with-a-slight-mauve-undertone-to-it lipstick. I must admit I did not like it one bit when I first got it because the consistency/formula…

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Sephora Collection 10 Hour Wear Perfection Foundation Review

It’s been a year since I laid my holy grail Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation to rest. It was just too expensive to maintain. I moved on to Bare Minerals, but that was a flop. Then I found a pleasant surprise in the Sephora gel serum concealer. I felt that I went through each tube way too quickly, so I found myself back to square one: looking for the perfect (and affordable) foundation. As I was browsing through Sephora a month ago, I decided to revisit…

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Set Your Undereye Highlight: Ben Nye Topaz Translucent Powder Review

When it comes to highlighting and contouring, using the right shade of products with the right undertones is crucial. Everyone and their mama has heard wonderful things about the Ben Nye Banana powder as a great product to use for setting an under-eye highlight. However, the banana powder may be too light and yellow for those with deeper skin tones, and it can give off an ashy cast that can make even the most skilled makeup artist look a little like casper the ghost. So to achieve a flawless…

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